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A History of Japanese Mathematics
by David Eugene Smith and Yoshio Mikami

Overview - One of the first books to show Westerners the nature of Japanese mathematics, this survey highlights the leading features in the development of the "wasan, "the Japanese system of mathematics. Topics include the use of the soroban, or abacus; the application of sangi, or counting rods, to algebra; the discoveries of the 17th-century sage Seki Kowa; the yenri, or circle principle; the work of 18th-century geometer Ajima Chokuyen; and Wada Nei's contributions to the understanding of hypotrochoids.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One of the first books to show Westerners the nature of Japanese mathematics, this survey highlights the leading features in the development of the "wasan, "the Japanese system of mathematics. Topics include the use of the soroban, or abacus; the application of sangi, or counting rods, to algebra; the discoveries of the 17th-century sage Seki Kowa; the yenri, or circle principle; the work of 18th-century geometer Ajima Chokuyen; and Wada Nei's contributions to the understanding of hypotrochoids. Unabridged republication of the classic 1914 edition. 74 figures. Index.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780486434827
  • ISBN-10: 0486434826
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: April 2004
  • Page Count: 288


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